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VIRGINIA BEACH, VA March 9, 2017 Mythics, Inc., an award winning consulting firm, managed services provider and Platinum level member of the Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), announced it has been awarded a $293,247,466 five-year enterprise software license agreement (ESLA) with the United States Air Force to provide Oracle products and services. The ESLA is designed to reduce costs by streamlining the procurement of Oracle technologies and will enable the Air Force to realize the full potential of Oracle technologies through effective tracking, deployment and use.
The Air Force Oracle ESLA provides an unlimited license agreement for a core set of Oracle technology products including Oracle Cloud as well as a catalog with established discounts for Oracle core technology products during the term of the contract. The ESLA also consolidates the vast majority of the Air Force's core technology maintenance stream. Additionally, the ESLA will allow improvements in Oracle license management, provide access to the MilCloud and other cloud service providers, allow use of Air Force Oracle software in the joint environment, and replace multiple Oracle products approaching end-of-life.
Under the terms of the ESLA, the Air Force will use Mythics License Orchestrator (MLO) as a centralized enterprise portal to effectively manage the Air Force's portfolio of Oracle products. Developed and launched by Mythics in 2010, MLO 3.1 is an IT asset management and reporting tool that enables Mythics' customers to efficiently manage enterprise wide agreements.
Highlighted features of the Air Force Mythics License Orchestrator (Air Force MLO) include:
Facilitating ordering by Air Force Users via online forms accessible by desktop and mobile devices.
Standard but customizable validation and approvals via a robust workflow management process and system.
Powerful reports and dashboards on utilization, install base and cost avoidance.
Centralized repository for all contacts, documentation, and deliverables associated with the contract.
"The Air Force award is an acknowledgement of Mythics' expertise providing our customers with Oracle products and technologies to support their mission," said Paul Seifert, Executive Vice President Federal Sales of Mythics. "We are honored to support the proud men and women across the Air Force, providing cost effective Oracle information technology solutions to help secure the United States and keep America safe."
Mythics is an award-winning Oracle systems integrator, consulting firm, managed services provider and Platinum level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork representing Oracle product lines across cloud, software, support, hardware, engineered systems and appliances. Mythics delivers technology solutions serving the Federal Government, State and Local Governments, Commercial, Higher Education, Utilities and Healthcare sectors and is a trusted partner to organizations worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.mythics.com or @mythics on LinkedIn and Twitter.
About Oracle PartnerNetwork
Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) is Oracle's partner program that provides partners with a differentiated advantage to develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle's products and solutions and has evolved to recognize Oracle's growing product portfolio, partner base and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to be recognized and rewarded for their investment in Oracle Cloud. Partners engaging with Oracle will be able to differentiate their Oracle Cloud expertise and success with customers through the OPN Cloud program – an innovative program that complements existing OPN program levels with tiers of recognition and progressive benefits for partners working with Oracle Cloud. To find out more visit: http://www.oracle.com/partners.
ARLINGTON, VA March 6, 2017 CACI International Inc (NYSE:CACI) announced today that it has been awarded a task order, with a potential value of $190 million, to support the Department of Defense’s Joint Service Provider (JSP) Information Technology Service Delivery Support Requirement program. The three-year, six-month task order, originally won under the Alliant contract vehicle in the fourth quarter of CACI’s Fiscal Year 2016, represents new business in the company's Enterprise IT market area.
JSP provides information technology (IT) products, services, solutions, and customer support to the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Director of Administration, the Pentagon Force Protection Agency, the Washington Headquarters Services, various other OSD offices, and headquarters offices of each U.S. military service branch to meet mission and business requirements.
Under the JSP contract CACI will provide performance-based service management, including a broad range of consolidated IT services consisting of audio/visual/video teleconferencing, service desk, support for alternate operating locations as required to assure operations and information systems contingency for mission-essential functions, telecommunications, and enterprise print management for approximately 22,000 users. This work will leverage sophisticated capabilities and industry best practices to improve the efficiency and reduce the complexity of IT support services for OSD and its affiliates.
John Mengucci, CACI’s Chief Operating Officer and President of U.S. Operations, said, “CACI has extensive experience providing high-performance, high-quality information technology support services to help the federal government operate with improved stability, agility, and efficiency.”
According to CACI President and Chief Executive Officer Ken Asbury, “This win is a sound example of our acquisition strategy driving continued growth in our Enterprise IT market area. Through our acquisition of National Security Solutions, we were able to leverage long-term relationships with the JSP, Joint Staff, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense to support them in providing world-class IT services that support the Department of Defense’s delivery of high-quality services to the American people.”
CACI provides information solutions and services in support of national security missions and government transformation for Intelligence, Defense, and Federal Civilian customers. CACI is a member of the Fortune 1000 Largest Companies, the Russell 2000 Index, and the S&P SmallCap600 Index. CACI’s sustained commitment to ethics and integrity defines its corporate culture and drives its success. With approximately 20,000 employees worldwide, CACI provides dynamic career opportunities for military veterans and industry professionals to support the nation’s most critical missions. Join us! www.caci.com.
Axway API Gateway earns Common Criteria certification, meets requirements to conduct government business
PHOENIX March 2, 2017 – Axway (Euronext: AXW.PA),a catalyst for transformation, today announced that it has received the access control and policy management Common Criteria certification for Axway API Gateway, meeting the latest requirements from the U.S. Federal Government to conduct business within government and international agencies and other highly regulated industries. Axway API Gateway is the only product in the web access control category to meet the strict requirements for achieving Common Criteria certification.
With the completion of the Common Criteria evaluation, Axway is now certified to sell solutions to highly regulated entities such as the U.S. Federal Government, international governments and other managed industries around the world. The importance of security has never been more visible and important given the increase of security breaches in recent years. Whether it’s helping to protect against security threats, speeding up the approval of patents critical to work conducted by regulated entities or safeguarding digital assets, organizations today need software solutions that have built in visibility, security and governance capabilities.
“The certification of Axway API Gateway further demonstrates our commitment to delivering products that meet the highest international standards for IT and support the needs of the federal government and other highly regulated industries around the globe,” said Jeanine Banks, executive vice president, global products and solutions, Axway. “Axway is leading the API economy with certification and this latest recognition is an important accomplishment that validates the leading security capabilities of Axway’s API solutions. We are proud to achieve this milestone.”
The Common Criteria is a set of internationally recognized standards used by the federal government to assess the security and assurance of technology products. The certification of Axway API Gateway was made against the most recent version of the access control and policy management Protection Profiles (PP) – v2.1 – which contains many more security requirements than previous versions. The National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) is responsible for the U.S. implementation of the Common Criteria and other certifications critical to U.S. government customers.
To read more about Axway API Management, click here.
Axway (Euronext: AXW.PA) is a catalyst for transformation. With Axway AMPLIFY™, our cloud-enabled data integration and engagement platform, leading brands better anticipate, adapt and scale to meet ever changing customer expectations. Our unified, API-first approach connects data from anywhere, fuels millions of apps and delivers real-time analytics to build customer experience networks. From idea to execution, we help make the future possible for more than 11,000 organizations in 100 countries. To learn more about Axway, visit www.axway.com.
AUSTIN, TX Feb. 27, 2017 Today Hypori, a leader in secure mobility, announced it has obtained the Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 Level 1 certification for cryptographic modules from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), making it the first virtual mobile infrastructure (VMI) provider to receive the difficult certification for a virtual mobile device. The certification approves Hypori’s virtual mobile device as a method for federal civilian agencies, intelligence communities and military branches to secure data and applications that would otherwise be vulnerable when stored on a physical mobile device.
The Hypori virtual device’s FIPS 140-2 certification is the latest in a long line of certifications and validations from federal standards bodies, regulatory agencies and research partners. It follows a Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation certification from the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) and inclusion of the Hypori client on the National Security Agency (NSA) Commercial Solutions for Classified Program Components List. Furthermore, Hypori is the only VMI vendor to meet requirements for the NSA Mobile Access Capabilities Package. Hypori was also granted a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II contract by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate in 2016 that has since brought new features into production.
This most recent FIPS certification for the virtual device complements the same level of certification for the Hypori client and a FIPS 140-2 compliant mode for the Hypori server, during which the server only uses FIPS 140-2 cryptography.
“The needs and requirements specific to federal agencies are complex but also paramount to national security and keeping our government operating efficiently,” said Bill Moore, director for public sector at Hypori. “We’ve been particularly homed in on ensuring that every facet of the Hypori platform, from end to end, meets those requirements, making us the only legitimately certified option for government agencies of every type and tier.”
Government agency leadership, CIOs and IT organizations are increasingly understanding the benefits behind virtualizing mobile devices to run applications and process data in remote data centers or the secure cloud. Hypori’s virtual device is being used in federal government use cases ranging from defense agencies that rely on situational awareness, secure communications and mission-critical applications, all the way to first responders that need to use mobile devices while responding to emergencies but cannot risk storing any sensitive apps or data on a physical mobile device.
At Hypori, we are passionate about mobility. We believe that secure mobility does not have to come at the expense of end user privacy or usability. Founded in 2011, we have built a user-centric solution to address mobility and compliance requirements, especially for regulated industries including healthcare, financial services, public sector and payments. Hypori's virtual mobile infrastructure (VMI) platform provides the rich mobile experience users expect while keeping all enterprise data and applications completely off the user’s device. Learn how you can realize your mobile initiatives without having to wrap or modify applications at http://www.hypori.com/.
HUNTSVILLE, AL Feb. 28, 2017 Abaco Systems today announced the rugged R15-MPCIE MIL-STD-1553 Mini PCI Express® card and RAR-MPCIE ARINC 429 Mini PCI Express card. Characterized by their first-to-market hard tie screw-in high retention rugged connector, they are ideal for harsh environments in which shock and vibration can create reliability challenges. Both units are also very small (30mm x 50.95 mm x 4.7mm) and lightweight for applications deployed in highly-constrained platforms where SWaP (size, weight and power) need to be minimized.
The R15-MPCIE supports two fully-capable dual redundant channels, giving it greater functional density than competing products. The RAR-MPCIE features eight receive and four transmit channels and can be configured to include one receive and one transmit ARINC 717 channel. Both cards also offer discrete I/O capabilities.
Both products are optimized for avionics test and simulation applications as well as field test and support, with a combination of small size and weight and powerful logging capabilities. These same attributes also make the boards ideal for small form factor mission critical systems.
The API (application programming interface) for the two new products is consistent with existing Abaco avionics products allowing customers of Abaco's broad MIL-STD-1553 and ARINC offerings to take advantage of a proven and familiar interface, and allow for the re-use of existing code for faster development, qualification and deployment.
"The R15-MPCIE and RAR-MPCIE represent an industry first in ruggedization for Mini PCI Express avionics cards," said Mrinal Iyengar, VP, Product Management at Abaco Systems. "They offer impressive I/O densities and flexibility, taking the features and functionality our customers value in our other products, but delivering them in a much smaller, modular form factor – and provide customers with a familiar and proven API, minimizing the time required for development and deployment."
The R15-MPCIE and RAR-MPCIE include an IRIG-B signal receiver/generator with GPS synchronization and 100% monitoring of fully loaded buses as standard features. A PCIe carrier card with the ability to host four Mini PCI Express modules is also available to aid customers in development. Support is provided for Windows® 7, 8, 8.1, 10, XP, Vista (32- and 64-bit), Server 2012 R1/R2, VxWorks®, Linux® and other operating systems.
For more information:
R15-MPCIE Datasheet https://www.abaco.com/download/r15-mpcie-datasheet?cid=MPCIE_pr
RAR-MPCIE Datasheet https://www.abaco.com/download/rar-mpcie-datasheet?cid=MPCIE_pr
About Abaco Systems
With more than 30 years' experience, Abaco Systems is a global leader in open architecture computing and electronic systems for aerospace, defense and industrial applications. We deliver and support open modular solutions developed to upgrade and enhance the growing data, analytics, communications and sensor processing capabilities of our target applications. This, together with our 800+ professionals' unwavering focus on our customers' success, reduces program cost and risk, allows technology insertion with affordable readiness and enables platforms to successfully reach deployment sooner and with a lower total cost of ownership. With an active presence in hundreds of national asset platforms on land, sea and in the air, Abaco Systems is trusted where it matters most. www.abaco.com
HERNDON, VA Feb. 28, 2017 Exostar, whose cloud-based solutions help companies in aerospace and defense, life sciences, and healthcare mitigate risk and solve their identity and access challenges, today announced it has augmented its enterprise collaboration solution to provide off-the-shelf compliance with the latest Government cybersecurity standards. Defense contractors and their subcontractors, suppliers, partners, and customers can use the multi-tenant, Software-as-a-Service solution to share documents containing covered defense information (CDI) with one another in accordance with Department of Defense (DoD) directives for local and network access.
These directives are an essential element of the 110 security controls identified in the recently-revised National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication (SP) 800-171, which is incorporated by reference into the DoD’s Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement (DFARS) provision 252.204-7012. The provision defines how contractors and their geographically-distributed, multi-tiered supply chains must safeguard CDI from compromise. Failure to meet the provision by its deadline later this year will affect current and future contract awards.
Exostar’s defense community of over 130,000 organizations immediately can take advantage of a seamless, straightforward, cost-effective path to compliance. Current and future community members benefit from features that deliver a compelling user experience and align with the NIST/DFARS cybersecurity requirements, including:
- Web-based Single Sign-On (SSO) access through Exostar’s identity and access management platform, following completion of onboarding, identity proofing, and credentialing processes conducted by Exostar.
- Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), where individuals must present trusted credentials for verification each time they initiate a session within the enterprise collaboration solution or each time they access a local copy of a document. Individuals who fail to present a valid credential when challenged are denied access on-the-spot.
- Digital Rights Management (DRM) that encrypts documents at-rest on the local device, only decrypting and opening them following a real-time check of document policies and user permissions. When documents are updated or access permissions are modified, the changes are enforced immediately and cascade to every copy of the document regardless of where it is stored, supporting stringent access, version, and distribution control.
“Encryption of documents at-rest in databases and in-transit between parties is insufficient in a sophisticated cyber threat landscape. The DFARS provision and NIST SP 800-171 standard reflect the need for protection to extend beyond systems and networks to local devices such as laptops, tablets, mobile phones, and USBs,” said Doug Russell, Exostar’s Vice President of Business Solutions. “Defense contractors large and small need an intuitive, high-performance, compliant solution to meet their internal and external collaboration needs, and that’s precisely what we deliver.”
Leading domestic and global defense contractors including Northrop Grumman, Huntington Ingalls Industries, Airbus North America, Rolls-Royce, and BAE Systems have relied on Exostar’s proven enterprise collaboration solution for nearly a decade. Today, the solution is hosted in US and UK data centers, supporting the secure intra- and inter-enterprise collaboration endeavors of over 50,000 users in 60 countries worldwide.
Attend the 3/7 Webinar with Baker Tilly to learn about DFARS/NIST 800-171 requirements and how to identify gaps/ensure readiness for compliance.
Exostar’s cloud-based solutions help companies in highly-regulated industries mitigate risk and solve identity and access challenges. Nearly 150,000 organizations leverage Exostar to help them collaborate securely, efficiently, and compliantly with their partners and suppliers. By offering connect-once, single sign-on access, Exostar strengthens security, reduces expenditures, and raises productivity so customers can better meet contractual, regulatory, and time-to-market objectives. www.exostar.com.
FAIRFAX, VA Feb. 28, 2017 General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was awarded a task order by the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) to provide information technology support to the United States European Command (USEUCOM) Intelligence Directorate (ECJ2). The contract has a five-year ordering period of $16 million and was awarded under DIA's Enhanced Solutions for the Information Technology Enterprise (E-SITE), multiple award, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract vehicle.
General Dynamics will provide IT, web architect, content management, planning and documentation support services to the ECJ2. Work on the contract will be performed within the USEUCOM region, including at deployed locations.
"General Dynamics Information Technology understands how critical these services are to DIA and USEUCOM missions," said Bernie Guerry, senior vice president of General Dynamics Information Technology's Intelligence Solutions division. "We will deliver these vital combat support services by providing world-class talent and technical expertise, necessary to ensuring mission success."
For more than 30 years, General Dynamics has supported DIA and the transformation and expansion of its mission scope. The company will continue that support and leverage its thorough understanding of DIA's history, present state and future goals in providing accessible intelligence to a broadening and global user base.
For more information about General Dynamics Information Technology, please visit www.gdit.com.
IOWA CITY, IA Feb. 28, 2017 Locally owned L8NT, LLC announced this week the launch of a new software product designed to help law enforcement agencies recover stolen Wi-FiTM devices. Some common examples are laptop and tablet computers, cellular telephones, televisions, gaming systems, and many types of medical equipment. Before L8NT's launch on January 27, 2017 there was no tool available to actively search for and locate these types of devices. With L8NT, law enforcement agencies will be better able to serve their citizens and solve more felony and misdemeanor cases. The L8NT three-step process is: "Detect. Locate. Recover."
The Problem – The current method for law enforcement to identify a device is to physically examine it to obtain the make, model, and serial number. With this information law enforcement can identify a stolen device. However, physical examination of most devices is extremely difficult because of Constitutional search and seizure issues. The result is an FBI estimated 3% recovery rate for stolen laptops. This low recovery rate is a result of law enforcement's reliance on serial numbers. While serial numbers are a valuable identification option for warranty repair, they are not effective for locating property in an unknown location. While some of these devices may not be expensive to replace, there may be great value to law enforcement in apprehending the offenders who committed the crimes and victims recovering their data.
L8NT's Solution – The L8NT application was designed to run on the computers already in squad cars. While the squad cars are driven on their daily patrol the L8NT application is constantly analyzing the Wi-FiTM traffic in the area for any devices in the L8NT database. The device's Wi-FiTM only needs to be enabled. It does not need to be connected to a network and connection to an encrypted network does not protect the device from detection. L8NT works by searching for a device based on its media access controller (MAC) address. The MAC address can be thought of as a "digital fingerprint" that is transmitted over Wi-FiTM. Because Wi-FiTM signals can pass through walls, devices can often be detected from the public space outside Constitutionally protected areas.
L8NT provides information to help law enforcement and victims learn their device's MAC address even after it has been stolen. Once a stolen device's MAC address is known the participating law enforcement agency can enter that device into L8NT's database. L8NT's cloud service works to synchronize the database with all participating agencies in a given region, such as the United States. This creates a "distributed detection network" made up of all the squad cars running the L8NT application. This detection network makes it possible to detect a device in a jurisdiction other than where the device was stolen. Once a stolen device is detected the L8NT application helps the user locate the device with integrated Google Maps® and signal strength graphing.
About L8NT, LLC – L8NT, LLC was founded in the State of Iowa in 2015. The founder, David Schwindt, has been a full-time police officer for 19 years. He has seen first-hand how these crimes affect victims and has had to answer their questions about the likelihood that their device would not be recovered. This experience was the birth of L8NT's now patented methodology. Co-Founders Jeff Bromberger and Peter Scott provided the software development expertise needed to bring this concept to market in a way that is robust, affordable, and has the scalability needed to support agencies across the globe.
RESTON, VA Feb. 24, 2017 Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) announced today that Amy Rall, group vice president, homeland and critical infrastructure at Unisys U.S. Federal, was recognized as a recipient of the 2017 Federal 100 Award for government and industry leaders who have made outstanding contributions to U.S. federal government IT.
The Federal 100 Awards are presented annually by Federal Computer Week to government, industry and academic leaders who have played pivotal roles that affect how the federal government acquires, develops and manages IT. These individuals have gone above and beyond their daily responsibilities and have made a difference in the way technology has transformed government.
Rall was recognized for her work delivering critical IT solutions to clients at the Departments of Homeland Security, Transportation and Energy, and specifically for her work with Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Rall helped CBP to deploy several solutions quickly and successfully to modernize and enhance mission capabilities and to address high-priority homeland security imperatives at the 328 U.S. ports of entry.
Rall also was noted for promoting government-industry collaboration through her work on the Homeland Security Committee of AFCEA International, a non-profit membership association serving the military, government, industry and academia. She also played key roles in support of Department of Homeland Security programs to improve the acquisition and contracting processes within the department.
"Amy is an enthusiastic advocate for improving mission outcomes and has led efforts to protect our borders by bringing new technologies and innovative approaches to government," said Venkatapathi "PV" Puvvada, president of Unisys U.S. Federal. "She always brings a collaborative spirit to her work and jumps in to do whatever is necessary to mentor her team members and enable their success."
About Unisys Unisys is a global information technology company that specializes in providing industry-focused solutions integrated with leading-edge security to clients in the government, financial services and commercial markets. Unisys offerings include security solutions, advanced data analytics, cloud and infrastructure services, application services and application and server software. For more information, visit www.unisys.com.
WASHINGTON Feb. 21, 2017 The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) today announced a total of $999,780 in awards to five companies advancing to Phase 2 of the Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP). The work is awarded under the SVIP Other Transaction Solicitation (OTS) aimed at non-traditional performers to offer solutions to some of the toughest threats facing DHS and the homeland security mission. The Phase 2 projects were awarded through Securing the Internet of Things (IoT), Solicitation Number: HSHQDC-16-R-00035. While the call closed December 2016, the companies are part of the first active cohort for IoT Systems Security.
“I am proud of the success of this program,” said Acting DHS Under Secretary for Science and Technology Dr. Robert Griffin. “We have made it easier for start-ups to better understand the DHS mission and challenges so DHS S&T can benefit from the talent and creativity of the innovation community.”
The five companies receiving Phase 2 awards are:
- Factom, Inc., Austin, TX - $199,980 to authenticate devices to prevent spoofing and ensure data integrity by leveraging the blockchain;
- Ionic Security, Inc., Atlanta, GA - $199,800 to apply a distributed data protection model to solve the authentication, detection and confidentiality challenges that impact distributed IoT devices;
- Machine-to-Machine Intelligence Corporation (M2Mi), Moffett Field, CA - $200,000 to create a deployable open source version of the SPECK cryptographic protocol to address IoT security by making a light weight crypto package that can be run on IoT devices;
- Pulzze Systems, Inc., Santa Clara, CA - $200,000 to secure infrastructures by improving visibility and providing dynamic detection as components connect or disconnect from a networked system; and
- Whitescope LLC, Half Moon Bay, CA - $200,000 to build a secure wireless communications gateway made specifically for IoT devices and compliant with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 802.11 standard.
After successfully completing a proof of concept demonstration in Phase 1, these five companies mark the first class of SVIP IoT Security portfolio companies to enter Phase 2, where they will produce and demonstrate a pilot-ready prototype.
“This marks an important milestone,” said Melissa Ho, Managing Director, SVIP. “We’re committed to real investments in start-ups and connecting them to new operational customers and applications of their technologies that they never imagined.”
The Internet of Things is a convergence of mobile devices, information technology networks, connected sensors and devices. The DHS OTS call for security solutions seeks novel ideas and technologies to improve situational awareness and security to detect, authenticate and update IoT components and systems.
For more information on future OTS solicitations visit http://scitech.dhs.gov/hsip or contact [email protected]